California Correctional Institution (CCI)

Main Phone: (661) 822-4402

Physical Address: 24900 Highway 202, Tehachapi, CA 93561 (Directions)

  • Institution: P.O. Box 1031, Tehachapi, CA 93581
  • Inmates (make sure to include Inmate's Name and CDCR number):
    • Facility A, P.O. Box 1902, Tehachapi, CA 93581
    • Facility B, P.O. Box 1906, Tehachapi, CA 93581
    • Facility C, P.O. Box 1905, Tehachapi, CA 93581
    • Facility D, P.O. Box 608, Tehachapi, CA 93581
    • Facility E, P.O. Box 107, Tehachapi, CA 93581
  • Prison Industries Authority (PIA), Fabrics (Clothing) manufactured for the following: California Youth Authority (CYA) Trousers, Shirts; CDCR, Blue Trouser, Shirts, Denim, and Foul Weather Jackets, Camp Pants and Jackets, and Women Pants; Department of Military, Navy Trousers; State Hospital, Khaki and Dark Brown Trouser, Shorts Aprons, and Jackets; and other miscellaneous sewn products.
  • Vocational: Computer and cabling, office services and word processing, air conditioning and refrigeration, automotive repair, welding, auto body repair, building maintenance.
  • Academic: Literacy, Adult Basic Education, GED, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Under 21).
  • Religious Programs with staff chaplains to include Native American, Muslim, Jewish, Protestant and Catholic.
  • Self Help Programs to include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Criminals and Gang Members Anonymous (CGA), Celebrate Recovery, Purpose Driven Life, Alternatives to Violence (ATV), St. Vincent de Paul Society (Assist indigents), White Bison (Native American) and  Incarcerated Veterans Group.

DRP Programs

CDCR's Division of Rehabilitative Programs offers a wide range of programs for inmates. Check to see which programs are offered at this institution.

History

When it originally opened in 1933, CCI housed female inmates.  A 1952 earthquake closed the facility.  It reopened in 1954 as a male institution.  In 1985, the state built the first new maximum security facility in more than 100 years at CCI.   The following year, the prison added a new medium custody facility.

Warden Hill

William “Joe” Sullivan was appointed as the acting warden at the California Correctional Institution (CCI) in Tehachapi in January 2017. In 1984, Mr. Sullivan began his career as a vocational instructor at the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC). In 1988, he promoted to supervisor of vocational instruction, at CCI, serving as the public information officer from 1990 to 1992. In 1992, Mr. Sullivan accepted a promotion to supervisor of correctional education programs, at the Preston School of Industry, in the California Youth Authority. In 1993, he completed a lateral transfer, in the same capacity, to California State Prison-Los Angeles (CSP-LAC) County. In 1994, Mr. Sullivan promoted to associate warden CSP-LAC. In 1998, Mr. Sullivan promoted to chief deputy warden at CCI, becoming the warden of CCI in 2003. Mr. Sullivan served as the warden of CCI until being appointed to associate director in 2008. Mr. Sullivan retired in 2010, but continued to assist several institutions through the warden mentoring program.

Local Inmate Family Councils (IFC's) are a gathering of family and friends of the incarcerated who meet regularly with Wardens to support visiting since keeping strong family connections with loved ones is a powerful rehabilitative tool. These IFC's promote visiting by clarifying rules and regulations as well as discussing health, education, vocational training, packages, books, and related issues. For more information on connecting with a local IFC, please visit the Statewide IFC website.